Every morning when I rise to water the garden… I start looking for a blouse or shirt or pair of pants with at least one pocket big enough for my mobile iPhone. ( …And I still have one of the oldie goldie smaller phones)
But to no avail… and the option to wear a gardening jacket or apron is not realistic in a Lowcountry climate where we have been in the mid-90’s all week already!
Lately I have looked for blouses and tunics on-line with large pockets … and I believe I would have better luck finding a dinosaur than a pocket on a woman’s shirt or pair of pants!
I realized I was not alone in my quest when I came across an articles titled ” What do women want? Pockets!”
Some study was done on the reason people, especially women, walk around holding their phones? Two obvious reasons jump out-no pockets and women don’t want to scramble through their bags ( where the phone is lost in a forest of parafernalia hunting for it! )
Author, Jen Doll, did her own research and discovered, what she already suspected, there is an universal cry from women for POCKETS!
More and better pockets… good pockets, big pockets, man size pockets! So Julie Sygiel, an entrepreneur, has started The Pockets Project. It aims to bring attention to pocket inequality-she has a new line of dresses with deep pockets that can hold everything from our most prized possessions to a gal’s must have -lip gloss!
One new discovery was that the largest women’s pockets were still smaller than the smallest pockets in men’s garments. Women’s pants , dresses and jackets can easily contain deeper pockets that securely protect a mobile phone from falling out!
It would be so nice not to have to wear the only two shirts I have with pockets and my now faded jeans every morning to water so if a new sparkling flower begs me to take a photo I am ready and then I don’t have to change clothes after each watering each morning!
So until tomorrow… We should all create pockets of joy to sustain ourselves and others and my garden still accomplishes that!
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh